Flashback Friday: The Pat Borders/Linda Hamilton Look-Alike Photo

We all remember the time; in 1992 the Toronto Blue Jays were the best team in baseball, and Linda Hamilton (AKA Sarah Connor) was everyone’s favourite estranged mother of the saviour of the human race in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

While those two things are total snapshots of the year 1992, what exactly do they have to do with each other? The photo above should tell you everything you need to know.

For this week’s Flashback Friday, we take a look back at this mysterious Pat Borders/Linda Hamilton look-alike photo that’s been floating around the past few years.


Hat tip in the direction of your friend and mine, Dave, who initially lead me to this photo in the first place. I don’t recall what the circumstances were, but needless to say I was intrigued the moment I saw it.

At least from the side, this woman very closely resembles that of actress Linda Hamilton. Needless to say, the big hair style of the 80’s still permeated its way into the 90’s, so it could very easily have been any woman.

As fascinating as it would be for the 1992 World Series MVP to have hooked up with Linda Hamilton, it doesn’t appear to be the case. At the time, Linda Hamilton was with her future ex-husband James Cameron and Pat Borders was happily married.

In fact, Pat and his wife Kathy had three kids; Lindsay Rae, Levi and baby Luke. So while it appeared as though Pat Borders and Linda Hamilton were embracing, it was merely a husband and wife celebrating the big win.

For those needing further proof that the woman in the photo in question is in fact Kathy Borders, take a closer look at  this collage of all three photos and notice that she’s wearing the very same watch on her left wrist in all three photos. Investigative journalism at its finest!

So there you have it … the myth has been debunked that Pat Borders celebrated the Blue Jays 1992 World Series win by making out with Linda Hamilton in the visitor’s clubhouse in Atlanta.

But wouldn’t it have been cool if he did?

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

One thought on “Flashback Friday: The Pat Borders/Linda Hamilton Look-Alike Photo

  • April 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Apparently, Borders and his wife now have about 9 kids

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